- Bodhi seed is commonly referred to as the wisdom tree, and each seed is said to bear the fruits of knowledge for all beings. It is used for spiritual promise, dedication & faith.
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. It is the bestower of knowledge and the remover of obstacles too.
- Dzi bead is a type of stone of uncertain origin worn as part of a necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead provides positive spiritual benefit. Some protect their wearer from negative energies or accidents, some attract wealth or wisdom, while others might bring you love and happiness. These beads are generally prized as protective amulets and are sometimes ground into a powder used in traditional Tibetan medicine. Beads subject to this process have small “dig marks” where a portion of the bead has been scraped or ground away to be included in the medicine. Some dzi exhibit is grinding and polishing of one or both ends, again the result of the reduction for use in traditional Tibetan medicine or, in some cases, due to the bead’s use as a burnishing tool in the application of gold leaf to thanka paintings or gilt bronze sculpture.